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Instacap: Oklahoma State Crushes Kansas 47-7

It was not a competitive game.



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No. 17 Oklahoma State crushed Kansas on Saturday 47-7 to claim its first road victory of the season, improving to 3-0 overall on the year. The outcome extends OSU’s winning streak over KU in the series to 11 games, and in the process, gives OSU a 16th win over KU in its last 17 (!) attempts.

OSU’s offense was led by an avalanche of success on the ground. Chuba Hubbard rushed for a season-high 145 yards and two scores, despite ceding his work the entire fourth quarter. Dezmon Jackson got his first extended work as a Cowboy, adding 91 yards. And LD Brown toted it 8 times for 37 yards.

Through the air, true freshman quarterback Shane Illingworth got the start ahead of Spencer Sanders, who is close to returning from injury but not yet 100% healthy. Illingworth completed 17 of his 23 passing attempts for three scores and no interceptions, amassing 265 yards passing. Tylan Wallace was his favorite target, as the two connected twice for scores. Braydon Johnson was the recipient of the third, courtesy of a 66-yard bomb.

Wallace finished with 148 yards receiving, and Johnson had 74 on the afternoon.

The outcome was never in doubt, and that’s as much a credit to OSU’s stingy defense as it is to OSU’s high-powered offense. The Pokes held KU scoreless through three quarters and stifled the Jayhawks through the air, allowing only 92 yards passing and 101 yards rushing. Even KU superstar running back Pooka Williams had trouble grounding out yards, as he finished the day with only 32 yards rushing on 14 attempts.

OSU’s defense held KU to 1-of-14 on third-down conversion attempts and 1-of-3 on fourth-down attempts. The final stat line of total yards by team favored OSU 593 to KU’s 193.

It’s hard to feel too terribly confident smacking a downright awful Kansas team, but a win is a win. OSU is now the only undefeated team in the Big 12 with the result, with Texas falling to TCU earlier in the day and OU falling last week to Kansas State.

Expect OSU to make a hike up the rankings this week with those wonky outcomes and with a dominant win that showed this team, even at less than 100%, has the firepower on both sides of the field needed to contend for the conference crown.

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